Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:08 pm
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his predecessor, Mr Babatunde Fashola for being creative, intelligent and making Lagos a model city.
Tinubu expressed optimism that Nigeria would succeed beyond people’s imaginations. He spoke at the spoke at the commissioning and launch of the Mile 12-Ikorodu Road widening and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operation, an event which was also witnessed by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of state of Osun.
“We are in the front row now and we will ensure that Nigeria is turned around and succeeds beyond your imagination,” he said.
He urged Lagos residents to embrace, peace, discipline, accountability and continuity.
On his part, Ambode gave the assurance that he would effectively address traffic congestion and improve road networks in the state.
He said the projects showed the government’s commitment to the infrastructural renewal and development of the state.
“The commissioning is a milestone in public transportation system in the state.
“It is a delivery of world class transport infrastructure that will bring comfort and convenience to commuters, particularly Ikorodu residents,” Ambode said.
He said that the BRT system was initiated as part of strategies to modernise the public transport, like other major city states in the around.
“It is intended to provide efficient service that will encourage patronage by the middle-class thereby reducing the number of private vehicles on our roads.
“Today, the BRT system has to a large extent lived up to that expectation,” Ambode said.
He commended the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and other stakeholders for a job well done in the development of the project.